Hop around the north islands for bucket and spade holidays, medieval architecture, interesting landscapes and naturist friendly beaches.
One of the easiest islands to start hopping off is Krk, which is also one of the largest islands, and one with an airport: Rijeka. You can also get to it via one of the world's largest concrete bridges, which is why it's such a popular choice with families. The main resort town is Baska, which sits just behind a 2km long beach, but for more of a historic visit choose Krk Town for its medieval setting. Most bucket toting guests hang round the coastline but inland there are forests and interesting karst features on the limestone plains.
[[image:experience:60642]]Rab is the Dalmatian Coast's active break island. The northeastern side of the island is mostly barren, again, covered in interesting karst features, while the southwestern side is heavily wooded with pine and oak forests broken up with kilometres worth of biking trails, while off shore there's a wealth of water sporting options, windsurfing being one of the most popular.
Rab's Kandarola beach isn't known for watersports, it's thought to have been Croatia's first nudist beach, and it all started when Rab island's local authorities gave permission for King Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson to go skinny dipping in 1936 – which is a raunchy thing for a king to ask for permission for...
Pag, next on the itinerary, is often called, the Croatian Ibiza, because this is the place to go if you fancy a night out. The main drag when it comes to clubs is Zree Beach, which is where the 24 hour club licences take hold in the summer, which attract the big name DJs.
As well as nibbling at olives grown on the island's north with your pre-dancing drinks you may also want to try some sheep milk cheese, another Pag speciality.
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